Health Care

Mosquitoes continue to spread in NY West Nile

Mosquitoes continue to spread in NY West Nile A total of 134 human cases of West Nile virus were diagnosed in CT residents before 2018. "There is no vaccine, so we need to get the message out on how to prevent this virus". Dress in long sleeves and trousers when you are outside and spray thin clothing with repellent. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you. Do not allow children to apply repellent themselves. [Full Article...]

US blood-testing startup Theranos to fold

US blood-testing startup Theranos to fold The technology later on turned out to be a fraud. Cue a slew of lawsuits, commercial challenges and investigations from investors and medical regulators alike, with titans like the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wading in on the action against Theranos . [Full Article...]

Global health warning over lack of exercise

Global health warning over lack of exercise Among their results, they found a large disparity between the amount of inactivity among high-income countries (37 percent) compared to low-income countries (16 percent). According to the World Health Organization , in Kuwait , Saudi Arabi, Iraq and American Samoa , more than half of the population doesn't get enough exercise . [Full Article...]

Nurse discovers 28-year-old colleague was premature baby she cared for

Nurse discovers 28-year-old colleague was premature baby she cared for She was taken aback by his response and quickly asked him another question. A lot of questions. "I kept asking where he was from and he told me that he was from San Jose, California, and that, as a matter of fact, he was a premature baby born at our hospital". [Full Article...]

Dubai Flight Quarantined At JFK After Reports Of Sick Passengers

Dubai Flight Quarantined At JFK After Reports Of Sick Passengers An Emirates airline flight from Dubai has been quarantined at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport after passengers became ill during the flight. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the estimated number was about 100. The airline reportedly told US authorities that food poisoning is likely to blame for the incident. [Full Article...]

Blood-Testing Firm Theranos Will Formally Dissolve, Report Says

Today, David Taylor, who was appointed CEO back in June, penned a letter that said Theranos will dissolve after paying creditors what remains of their cash. Investors lost nearly $1 billion in the company, The Journal reported . That came three months after the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Theranos with " massive fraud ". [Full Article...]

John McCain honored at U.S. Capitol ceremony

John McCain honored at U.S. Capitol ceremony John McCain's mother - as Pence explained that the President had asked him to attend, drawing glares from the co-host of ABC's " The View ". The mere mention of the president irked many on Twitter , given McCain had banned Donald Trump from attending his funeral. [Full Article...]

Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem

Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem The illness, caused by the Legionella bacteria, can lead to pneumonia in people who are at higher risk of getting sick. Legionnaire's disease is acquired from breathing in small drops of water that contain the bacteria. The order was issued after tests conducted by the CDC detected the Legionella bacteria from multiple sources within the Sands Resort water system, according to the New Hampshire ... [Full Article...]

Experts drop kids' age limit for rear-facing auto seats

Experts drop kids' age limit for rear-facing auto seats Now, the age limit has been scratched, and the AAP recommends keeping kids in a rear-facing vehicle seat for "as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat". Past recommendations suggest using the seats until a child is 2 years old, but new ones dropped the age limit for maximum safety. "A lot of times they want to see their child, entertain their child... [Full Article...]

Nurse under investigation, not seeing patients after anti-vaccine post

Nurse under investigation, not seeing patients after anti-vaccine post We are aware of this situation and have started a thorough investigation. "After an internal investigation, this individual is no longer with the organization". Hotez cautioned Texas potentially sat on a measles "time bomb" that could explode in 2018 because of plummeting vaccination rates. More than 100 people have been diagnosed in the USA this year, according to the Centers for Disease Co... [Full Article...]

Mother Sues over Death of Toddler Released from US Immigration Detention

Mother Sues over Death of Toddler Released from US Immigration Detention Border agents apprehended Yazmin Juarez, 20, and 19-month-old Mariee in March after they entered the US seeking asylum. According to Vice News , Mariee began to develop a cough and had a fever that reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus cases reported in Middle Georgia, according to health district

West Nile Virus cases reported in Middle Georgia, according to health district The person became ill in early August while on a cross country road trip and was hospitalized. The person was hospitalized and is recovering. Chris Cookman, owner of Mosquito Joe in Bolingbroke, wasn't surprised when he heard reports of the West Nile Virus in Middle Georgia. [Full Article...]

Green Gig: Get Paid to Eat Avocados

Researchers are offering the chance to earn money just by eating avocados every single day - all in the name of science. A team composed of researchers from four USA colleges is seeking subjects interested in being paid to eat avocados for six months. [Full Article...]

Air pollution can damage the brain, far-reaching Chinese study finds

Air pollution can damage the brain, far-reaching Chinese study finds Coauthor Xi Chen tells NPR that if China were to reduce levels of PM10 to less than 50 μg/m, the cognitive gains would be equivalent to that of an extra year of education for the entire population. "If we calculate [the loss] for those, it may be a few years of education ". Additionally, animal agriculture is linked to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that makes human infections incr... [Full Article...]

Twitter drags Trump-backed Florida candidate for racist comment

Twitter drags Trump-backed Florida candidate for racist comment Gillum will now face off against Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who with the support of President Donald Trump , managed to defeat Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam . Now, the outcome of November's election isn't as obvious to Florida Democrats. He could be the state's first black governor. Gillum has said he is confident the investigation has nothing to do with him. [Full Article...]

STDs Set New Record in US

STDs Set New Record in US Americans are crawling with chlamydia , gonorrhea and syphilis , according to a report that reveals a record-high spike in cases of sexually transmitted disease. Gonorrhea diagnoses almost doubled among gay men - going from 169,130 cases in 2013 to 322,169 previous year. Nearly half - 45 percent - of chlamydia diagnoses were among 15- to 24-year-old females. [Full Article...]

Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in Upset

Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in Upset Some have drawn parallels between Gillum's stunning victory and the win earlier this summer by self-proclaimed democratic socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who ousted longtime Rep. Gwen Graham , a former congresswoman and daughter of former governor Bob Graham , conceded the race from Orlando. But the win also comes as the FBI is investigating corruption at city hall. [Full Article...]

Kyrsten Sinema wins Democratic primary election for US Senate seat

Kyrsten Sinema wins Democratic primary election for US Senate seat Republicans picked the candidate backed by the party establishment and seen by analysts as the GOP's best chance at holding the open seat in what is shaping up to be a hard election for the party. On the Democratic side David Garcia was the projected victor, thrilling liberals who hope he can mobilize the state's Hispanic population in November. [Full Article...]

Trump finally issues statement on John McCain's death

Trump finally issues statement on John McCain's death Early on Monday, multiple national news organizations began reporting that the flag, which had been lowered to half-staff Saturday evening , was once again flying high. A family spokesman issued a farewell statement from McCain in which he said of the United States: "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries". [Full Article...]

Ebola spreads to DRC city surrounded by rebels

Ebola spreads to DRC city surrounded by rebels Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says the latest report indicates that as of August 21, 2018, there are a cumulative 103 cases since the start of the outbreak out of which 75 are confirmed with 32 dead. "It is really the problem we were anticipating and at same time dreading", he told a news briefing. "Once they reach Oicha, they are able to move within Oicha town more freely, because the to... [Full Article...]


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